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Claire Filer

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

New Zealander

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Maurya
Riders to the Sea (Vaughan-Williams)
Piccalilli Opera
2017
Mezzo Chorus
Káťa Kabanová (Janáček)
Opera Holland Park
2017
Dorabella
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Birgitta Festival - Tallinn, Estonia
2016
Mezzo Chorus/shadow Flora
La traviata (Verdi)
West Green House Opera
2016
2nd Witch/Ensemble
Macbeth (Verdi)
Iford Arts
2016
Sorceress
Dido & Aeneas (Purcell)
The Helen Astrid Singing Academy
2016
Dorabella
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Black Cat Opera
2015
Cenerentola
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Woodhouse Opera Festival
2015
Annina
La Traviata (Verdi)
London Festival Opera
2015
Donna Elvira
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Opus Opera
2015
Sorceress
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Ursula's Arrow, St John's Waterloo
2014
Lola
Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni)
Woodhouse Opera Festival
2014
Zweite Dame
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Woodhouse Opera Festival
2014
Suor Dolcina
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Talent Unlimited
2014
Second Witch
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Opera Alumnus
2014
Mother
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Opera Holloway
2013
Dorabella
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
West Sussex Opera
2012
Dido
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
West Sussex Opera
2012
Cathleen
Riders to the Sea (Vaughan-Williams)
Cantata Singers (Boston, MA, USA)
2011
Florence Pike
Albert Herring (Britten)
Intermezzo Young Artist Program (Portland, ME, USA
2010
Suzy
La rondine (Puccini)
The Boston Conservatory (USA)
2010
Serse
Serse (Handel)
The Boston Conservatory (USA)
2009
Zita
Gianni Schicci (Puccini)
Opera Factory (New Zealand)
2007
Maid
Amelia Goes to the Ball (Menotti)
Opera Factory (New Zealand)
2005

Operetta/G&S

Counsel
Trial by Jury (Sullivan)
Eastwood Chorale
2015
La Grande Duchesse
La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein (Offenbach)
Franco-American Vocal Academy (Périgueux, France)
2011

Oratorio/Concerts

Alto soloist
Requiem (Schumann)
Genesis Chorale
2015
Alto soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Holy Trinity Church, Bosham
2015
Carmen, Mallika, Cenerentola, Zerlina, Orlofsky
Opera Gala (excerpts) (Various)
Opera Sark Festival
2015
Alto soloist
Messiah (Handel)
The Maidstone Singers & South Circular Orchestra
2015
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Dunottar Choral Society
2015
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Requiem (Duruflé)
Grange Choral Society
2015
International Last Night of the Proms Concert
'Non piu mesta' (La Cenerentola) and more (Rossini)
Samson Orchestra of Cambridge
2015
Alto soloist
Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Saëns)
Genesis Chorale
2014
Soloist
Chants d'Auvergne (excerpts) (Canteloube)
Guildford Symphony Orchestra, G Live
2014
Soloist
Chants d'Auvergne (excerpts) (Canteloube)
Croydon Symphony Orchestra, Fairfield Halls
2014
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Requiem (Duruflé)
Genesis Chorale
2014
Alto soloist
Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini)
Aberystwyth Choral Society
2013
Alto soloist
Missa Sancti Nicolai (Haydn)
Blackheath Centre for Singing
2013
Alto soloist
Missa Cellensis in Honorem (Haydn)
Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol
2013
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Bridgend Tabernacl Choir
2013
Alto soloist
Stabat Mater (Pergolesi)
Côr Baroc
2013
Alto soloist
Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Masterworks Chorale (USA)
2011
Alto soloist
Mass in G Minor (Vaughan-Williams)
Cantata Singers (USA)
2011
Hansel
Hansel and Gretel Act II (Humperdinck)
Metrowest Symphony Orchestra (USA)
2009
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Grand Mass in C Minor (Mozart)
The Boston Conservatory (USA)
2008
Soprano Soloist
Messe Solennelle (Gounod)
Pakuranga Choral Society (New Zealand)
2008
Soprano Soloist
Mass in C Major (Schubert)
Auckland & Wellington Youth Choirs (New Zealand)
2007
Hamor
Jephtha (Handel)
Handel Consort & Quire (New Zealand)
2007
Soprano Soloist
Requiem (Fauré)
Auckland & Wellington Youth Choirs (New Zealand)
2006
Soprano Soloist
Carmina Burana (Orff)
South Auckland Choral Society (New Zealand)
2006
Alto soloist
Mass in Time of War (Haydn)
South Auckland Choral Society (New Zealand)
2005
Second Soprano Soloist
Gloria (Vivaldi)
Auckland Youth Choir & Orchestra
2004

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

"Habanera" (Carmen)

"Non piu mesta"

"Smanie implacabili"

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Competitions

Finalist, Croydon Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (2013)

“The composer [Duruflé] (like Fauré before him) also chose to use a solo voice for Pie Jesu, a role to which Claire Filer (mezzo soprano) brought real conviction.” -Derek Baldwin, Lymington Times (2015)

“…Claire Filer’s promising alto impressed in Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel…” -William Dart, The New Zealand Herald

“Claire Filer’s particularly rich soprano beautifully expressed the vicissitudes of men and women in love…” -Kate Loughmane, Waiheke Gulf News

“The cast…was never less than solid, and often superb – especially Filer, pouring out lovely, polished sound…’ -Matthew Guerrieri, The Boston Globe

MA (Distinction) Advanced Vocal Studies
Wales International Academy of Voice
2012–2013
MMus Vocal Performance
The Boston Conservatory
2008–2010
BMus (1st class honours) Vocal Performance
The University of Auckland
2004–2007

Mezzo-Soprano Claire Filer was born in Auckland, New Zealand, where she began a career that has involved studying and performing in the US, the UK and Europe. Claire recently completed a Master of Arts with Distinction at the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff, having previously received a Master of Music from The Boston Conservatory in the US and a Bachelor of Music with first class honours from The University of Auckland in New Zealand. While at the University of Auckland, Claire was awarded the Kathleen Mary Reardon Scholarship, and upon graduation from The Boston Conservatory, Claire accepted a place in the Gamma Psi chapter of the prestigious American music honours society Pi Kappa Lambda. Claire has also attended the Intermezzo Young Artist Program in Portland, Maine, the Franco-American Vocal Academy in Périgueux, France, and New Zealand Opera School in Wanganui, New Zealand.
Claire made her UK Opera debut as Dido Dido and Aeneas followed by Dorabella Cosi fan tutte, both with West Sussex Opera in Chichester and West Wittering. Claire has since performed with Opera Holloway at the 2013 Edinburgh fringe festival as Mother Hansel and Gretel, the roles of Suor Dolcina Suor Angelica (Talent Unlimited), Second Witch Dido and Aeneas (Opera Alumnus) and Sorceress Dido & Aeneas (Ursula’s Arrow), and was a finalist in the 2013 Croydon Symphony Orchestra concerto competition. Other operatic roles include the title roles in La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein (Franco-American Vocal Academy), Dido and Aeneas and Serse (both The Boston Conservatory); Cathleen Riders to the Sea (Cantata Singers); Florence Pike Albert Herring (Intermezzo Young Artist Program); Suzy La Rondine (The Boston Conservatory); Zita Gianni Schicchi and Maid Amelia Goes to the Ball (both Opera Factory, New Zealand). Most recently, Claire performed the roles of Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte and Lola Cavalleria Rusticana at the 2014 Woodhouse Opera Festival in Surrey, followed by the role of Annina in an abridged version of Verdi La Traviata for London Festival Opera and the Counsel in Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta Trial by Jury for Eastwood Chorale.
Oratorio and concert engagements include Handel Messiah (The Maidstone Singers & The South Circular Orchestra) Duruflé Requiem (Grange Choral Society), Mozart Requiem (Bridgend Tabernacl Choir) and Grand Mass in C Minor (The Boston Conservatory); Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle (Aberystwyth Choral Society); Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor (Cantata Singers); Gounod Messe Solennelle (Pakuranga Choral Society); Schubert Mass in C Major; Faure Requiem and Vivaldi Gloria (Auckland Youth Choir); Haydn Mass in Time of War (South Auckland Choral Society), Lord Nelson Mass (Masterworks Chorale), Missa Cellensis in Honorem (Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol) and Missa Sancti Nicolai (Blackheath Centre for Singing); Handel Jephtha (The Handel Consort and Quire); Orff Carmina Burana (Sing Waiheke); Hansel in Act II of Hansel and Gretel (The Metrowest Symphony Orchestra); and Irving Fine The Choral New Yorker (Cantata Singers). In the US, Claire has performed with a range of organisations such as Boston New Music Initiative, Metrowest Symphony Orchestra, New England Light Opera, Masterworks Chorale, and Cantata Singers, and was selected to perform the role of Bobachino in an excerpt from Musto The Inspector at the 2011 Opera America conference. Most recently, Claire performed selections from Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne with Croydon Symphony Orchestra at Fairfield Halls and then with Guildford Symphony Orchestra at G Live.

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